400,000 people left the job market. they gave up. on 96,000 jobs created last month. that's an anemic number as you head closer and closer to the election. the president is trying to make the case, especially in the heartland case in the midwest that made in america is coming back, 15,000 manufacturing jobs lost just last month, nearly 600,000 manufacturing jobs lost in the obama presidency. that's one way to look at it. the president makes the case that things are getting better. is the rate actually going down? the rate actually is pretty static from when he took office to where we are today but the president can make the case he inherited a recession and a ditch. it did go over 10% at one point. it's better now than at the high point of the obama presidency. one key point. those are national numbers. we elect presidents state by saturday. state. in some of the key battleground states, the news is better. in others, worse. in colorado, the rate is up quite a bit since president obama took office, same in nevada, up at 12%, the highest state in the country. up in the state of north carolina, mitt romney needs to that to win. importantly it is down in iowa, down in ohio, the key midwestern battleground states.